Bicyclist killed in car accident
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A man died after he was hit by a car while riding his bike on the east side Saturday.
Capt. Barrett Baker with Tucson Fire tells KGUN9 that the man, 71-year-old Thomas Ferrer, was riding on Golf Links Road, between Prudence and Kolb Roads when he was hit Saturday night.
Sgt. Maria Hawke with Tucson Police says Ferrer died after arriving at the hospital.
Hawke says detectives determined that a 2009 Ford SUV was heading westbound on East Golf Links in the median traffic lane.
Ferrer was traveling southbound across Golf Links Road at the intersection of South Calle Yucatan. He rode in front of and into the path of the SUV which hit him.
Police tell KGUN9 that Ferrer was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
There were no indications that the driver of the SUV was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The driver was not injured in the accident.
Police have not said whether the driver is facing any charges.
This is the second bicycle fatality in the city so far in 2013.